Our smiles are important. They let us enjoy our favorite foods, share our funniest stories, and spread joy wherever we go. But, if you’re self-conscious about your smile, then you may not be enjoying your life to the fullest. Cosmetic dentistry treatments (read more about cosmetic dentistry here) with our dentists in Dallas, TX, are a cost-effective, safe, and long-lasting way to enhance your smile.
Would you like to change the appearance of your smile, including your teeth, gums, or bite? The team at Lakewood Dental Group can help. Schedule a consultation at our dental office in Dallas, TX, today by calling (214) 827-1885 now!
Many people who are unhappy with the appearance of their smiles often turn to cosmetic dentistry to improve their confidence and overall appearance. However, many people believe that cosmetic dentistry treatments are too pricey for their budgets. We’re here to set the record straight. In this blog, we discuss some of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry treatments that patients can get to save money, boost their confidence, and increase their health.
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental treatment that patients can seek to remove stains and discoloration from the teeth. It is a non-invasive procedure that patients can pursue in our Dallas dental office or in the convenience of their own homes.
Typically, in-office teeth whitening treatments cost between $500 to $1,000. On the other hand, at-home treatments can cost between $100 to $500. The price may vary depending on the type of treatment and the severity of the discoloration.
When it comes to choosing an in-office or at-home treatment, that is entirely up to you. Both treatments deliver similar results (a smile that is up to eight shades brighter!). However, in-office treatments require a 60-minute office visit, while at-home treatments require consistent treatment compliance at home over the course of two weeks.
You can enhance the effectiveness of whitening treatments by scheduling a dental cleaning beforehand. Cleaning plaque from the surface of the teeth allows whitening agents to lift stains from the teeth more effectively. A dental cleaning also leads to more uniform whitening for optimal results.
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry treatment that our Dallas dentists can use to repair chipped, cracked, misshapen, or stubbornly discolored teeth. It involves applying a tooth-colored material (known as composite resin) to the tooth. Once we shape the resin to your exact specifications, we then cure it and polish it to match your surrounding teeth.
Dental bonding is a relatively quick and inexpensive treatment, with costs averaging between $300 to $600 per tooth. This treatment is also reversible. Subsequently, it is great for patients who are not looking for the time and financial commitment that accompanies more invasive procedures, like dental veneers.
Dental veneers are thin, custom-made dental prosthetics. They resemble tooth-like shells. Our Lakewood dentists can easily color-match veneers to match your neighboring teeth, or we can customize them to give you a brighter, more uniform smile.
Teeth veneers are a permanent cosmetic dentistry treatment. This means that once we cement them to the front surface of the teeth, the treated teeth must always be protected by veneers or another prosthetic (like crowns).
Our dentists in Dallas commonly use veneers to correct chipped, discolored, misshapen, or misaligned teeth. Dentists can craft teeth veneers from many materials, including durable porcelain or composite resin. Depending on which material patients choose, a single dental veneer can cost between $800 to $2,000.
Dental crowns are a type of dental restoration that covers the entire tooth. Typically, our team uses them to restore teeth that are severely damaged or decayed. However, dental crowns can be a versatile and affordable cosmetic dentistry treatment for most patients to cover damage, discoloration, and irregularly-shaped teeth.
Dentists can create tooth crowns (commonly called ‘caps’) from a variety of materials, including metal, porcelain, and ceramic. Depending on which material the dentist uses to create the crown, patients can expect these prosthetics to cost between $800 to $1,500 per tooth.
Invisalign is a type of clear aligner system that millions of patients across the nation use to correct mild to moderately crooked teeth. It is a popular alternative to traditional metal braces because it is practically invisible. Invisalign is also more comfortable to wear, as the removable trays are crafted from smooth plastic rather than sharp metal.
Invisalign treatment typically costs between $3,000 to $7,000. However, the total cost of this cosmetic dentistry treatment depends on the severity of the misalignment and the length of the treatment.
Gum contouring is an aesthetic dentistry treatment that patients can use to reform their gum line if they are unhappy with it. Reforming the gumline helps to improve the appearance of a gummy-heavy smile, which helps lengthen short teeth and improve oral aesthetics.
Typically, patients combine gum contouring with other cosmetic dentistry treatments, such as dental veneers or dental bonding. Gum contouring typically costs between $500 to $3,000, depending on the extent of the treatment.
Teeth reshaping (also called dental contouring) is a cosmetic treatment that patients can seek to alter the size and shape of their teeth. This procedure requires the removal of a very small amount of dental enamel to reshape the surface of the tooth.
Dental contouring can easily correct minor imperfections, such as uneven or slightly chipped teeth. Teeth reshaping typically costs between $50 to $300 per tooth.
Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry in Dallas, TX
It is important to note that the costs mentioned above are only estimates and can vary depending on the dentist’s expertise, location, and other factors. We recommend that you consult with our cosmetic dentists in Dallas, TX, to determine the best treatment plan and estimated costs for your specific case.
Are you ready to explore cosmetic treatments for a healthier, more aesthetically-pleasing smile? Get started now with the team at Lakewood Dental Group! Patients can request appointments on our website here, or they may call our Dallas dental clinic at (214) 827-1885 for scheduling.